Show Us Your Wood Shed

Feb 2, 2020
150
Madison, WI
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Almost 75 ft long, 8 bins that hold 1.5 cords of wood each. Top covered with tin roofing material. Flooring is oak pallets.

Building it was very easy. 6 ft long ground timbers as the posts and 2x4's as the dividers and to hold the wood up in the back. The ground timbers are put into 6x6/4x4 concrete deck blocks from Menards and its all held together with 3" long wood nails:


I also have extra oak pallets in the yard for storage and two 8 ft long metal racks with covers.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
445
Southern WI
Built this lil guy with the kids out of some free pallets from work. $0 invested, holds 2 cord, can pick up and move with skidsteer(when empty).
 

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enduring

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Feb 29, 2020
106
Central Iowa
Here's my new wood shed, though shed is a stretch. This is fresh cut wood ready to dry over the next 2 years. I will cover it in the fall and winter. Got feedback on the forum that in Iowa it will dry well in our hot windy summer days, uncovered.
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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
445
Southern WI
I would think you could use any material you want. Just needs to be strong enough and have adequate airflow. I have plans to build one out of steel pallet racking.
 

axisx

New Member
Aug 5, 2020
7
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Nice sheds thanks for sharing pics, actually i want to build a shed but i still looking for modern design ideas, i moved to Australia few months ago for working here, and i bought a big home in Melbourne but i was surprised that it doesn’t has a garage for the car or shed in backyard and i had to build them, i started with the concrete base for shed and searched in internet for shed and garage models, as a new here i didn’t know any steel and wood companies so i asked the neighbours and them told me about localshedsolutions.com.au so i ordered aluminum for the garage and wood for shed, i like your shed designs i might build like it with some modifications.
 
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Longknife

Burning Hunk
Oct 12, 2016
135
Eastern Ontario, Canada
Topped up the shed today. Should be just enough to get me through a mild winter (based on my last stove... new one might be a bit more thrifty). If it's a cold one I'll pull from outdoor stacks.

I didn't get a floor poured in it like I was hoping to this summer, nor the rear lean-to to park trailers under. Decided to add batten to the boards though, as the wood gets enough air with the front and rear doors open that I don't need the siding ventilating. Also closed off the soffits with vented aluminum and got a final coat of paint on the roll up doors.

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Joe in MI

Member
Apr 24, 2010
62
NW Michigan
Our cattle-panel "wood shed." I've got a little over $100 into it.

3 cattle panels -roughly $60.00
2x4s to make a 9.5'x12' frame - less than $20. (I had some kicking around already)
5-8' treated posts. Cut 3 in half to make 4' posts (2' buried) to support the frame. Used the other two to hold up the ridge pole. (18"-ish buried) $25-ish, +/-
The tarp is a pipe-frame canopy that our scout troop was throwing out due to a big slice in it. I saved it from the dumpster and some gorilla tape fixed it well enough for this purpose.

It's 9.5'x12', roughly 6.5. At the peak. Frame is suspended about 1 foot off the ground. Floor is a bunch of pallets.

Version 1 was last year. MUCH better than dealing with tarps, although it did partially collapse under a heavy snow wet snow load. Version 2.0 features the ridgepole and elevated frame.

It's almost empty in this picture. It's about half full now. More wood on the way!

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Montanalocal

Feeling the Heat
Dec 22, 2014
402
Helena MT
How do you like that Landworks Utility Cart?
 

Joe in MI

Member
Apr 24, 2010
62
NW Michigan
Are you referring to the green cart in my picture? I couldn't have told you the brand, LOL. It's worked out real well. My boys use it to haul wood up to the house almost every day until theres enough snow to use the jet sled. I've pulled it with the lawn mower once. The boys have also used it to haul all manner of fort-building supplies all over our 20 acres. It's also been to scout camp.

It has turned out to be a very useful purchase.
 

gazerbeam06070

New Member
Nov 23, 2018
32
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Here's my new wood shed, though shed is a stretch. This is fresh cut wood ready to dry over the next 2 years. I will cover it in the fall and winter. Got feedback on the forum that in Iowa it will dry well in our hot windy summer days, uncovered. View attachment 260937
I see you stole my building plans - There was a lot of IP there ;)
 
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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
445
Southern WI
Built from some pallet racking i had laying around. 2 bays, 3.5 cord each.
 

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usernametaken

Member
Nov 25, 2017
41
Western, MA
Here's my shed on the back of my barn. I held the ends up a foot or so and put lattice at the top so I could get better cross ventilation. It's on the south side and is in the sun most of the day year round. My furnace takes 24" and the shed holds 2 rows. Front row is a hair over 6' tall by 30' long and the back row is 7' by 30'. So, approximately 6 cords total which is about a year's supply. However, I also have an equivalent amount of storage in my home's basement. So, in the spring time, I refill the basement from the shed for next winter and refill the shed to get things drying. This keeps me 2 years out. To mitigate any bug issues, I spray the gravel under the stack and all the walls and ceiling of the shed with Permethrin from my pump sprayer. I also spray the face of each row as it is filled. I do the same in my basement.

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